How time flies eh? I can’t believe that it’s time for some sewing inspiration from Spring trends 2022. Regular readers will know that I write a couple of these posts a year where I trawl through the upcoming trends and chat about the main themes, the colours, show you some runway inspiration and even share a few sewing pattern choices that emulate what’s new. If you’re not really into wearing every single trend under the sun…no problem…me neither, I like to pick and choose as and when…but I like to stay modern and get lots of inspiration and ideas for my sewing projects. Sometimes just a colour combination or a small detail will spark off an idea for a new make.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy checking out what’s cropping up in the new season too, so let’s dig in.
** PS. My lovely readers in the Southern Hemisphere might like to check out this post for your Autumn/Winter inspiration
Spring Trends 2022 Overview:
The ongoing theme of recent years continues where there are still several main trends but the all-encompassing theme is that of doing your own thing and being individual. There was very little in the way of loungewear this time around and the idea of comfort has shifted from what loungewear encompasses to being comfortable with your body….there was a lot of skin on display…from bodycon catsuits to barely-there fabrics and super-short mini skirts. There were also fun bold colour combos, playful prints and handcrafted features like crochet and macrame. It was a big ‘ole melting pot of silhouettes and styles.
As I’ve said before, if you aren’t a huge fan of trends but like the occasional idea that they throw up, why not just add a touch of colour or detail to your outfit that gives a nod to the trends…no need to go all out. You do you 🙂
The Pantone Colours
Brought on by the influence of the ongoing pandemic the contrasts highlighted by the colour selections from Pantone show how in one way we still crave the calm and comfort of the more restful hues but conversely, we want more joy, excitement and playfulness indicated by the bold vivid shades. What’s great about this variety though, is how it encourages fun mixing of colours and this was really evident on the runways with lots of fun colour pairings.
Here are the two palettes as created by Pantone for both London and New York fashion weeks:
Out of these colours, there are quite a few that I like…Coral Rose, Cascade, Sudan Brown, Innuendo, Harbour Blue and Basil. How about you?
The Big List Of Spring Trends 2022:
- Mini skirts
- Motorcycle jackets
- Very bright colours
- Trains that trail behind on tops, skirts or dresses
- Fringes and stripes combined with stripes are shredded
- Head-to-toe white
- Bra tops
- Lots of sheerness and cut-outs or cutaways
- Crochet or macrame
- Tiny cardigans like shrugs just over the shoulders
- Sequins, chainmail, mesh and sparkles for going out on the town and dressing up
- Low-rise pants
- Structured blazers paired with a fluid dress or skirt underneath maybe with lace or frills
- Knitted dresses
- Statement shirts
- Wide, fluid trousers
- Chunky soled shoes and big platforms
- Baseball caps
- Silky scarves to thread through hair or handbag
- Bright bags
- Cosy unstructured tote bags
- A ‘bag-celet’ a cross between a bag and bracelet that is worn on the wrist.
- Bug-eyed sunglasses
- Flat sandals with lots of straps and laces up the ankle or leg
- Structured bucket bags
Sewing Inspiration From The Runways
I’ve put a few photo collages together of some of the looks from the various runways showing Spring collections. If you want to check out more from a particular designer, click on their corresponding name at the bottom of the images and you’ll be taken to the rest of their collection.
I’ve managed to find a few patterns to illustrate some of the trends but as always, I bet you already have something in your stash that is relevant already or can be adapted.
**Click on the image to go to the main websites.
And that’s it for today’s onslaught of inspiration :). How do you feel about some of the trends? For me, I’m not as keen on this season’s offerings as I was on the Autumn ones. It’s a nope from me for mini skirts (though I don’t mind a skirt a couple of inches or so above my knee), sheer dresses, low rise trousers (they wouldn’t stay up due to a lack of booty real estate and enough hip curve) and tops that have a draping train effect at the back.
I quite like gingham and I don’t mind the idea of a motorcycle jacket perhaps or I might try out a shrug, but for the most part, I think I’ll just perhaps play with unusual colour combos and maybe get a bright handbag. Drop me a line in the comments with your thoughts.
In the meantime, I’ll catch you soon and thanks for stopping by…
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